DJ Ruckus

Juicy J Turns Up at Brooklyn Bowl, Banger Brewing Throws Three-Year Anniversary Party

Thursday 26

DANCE:Kick the weekend off a little early atop The Cromwell at Drai’s Nightclub, with the Thirsty Thursday soundtrack provided by veteran local DJ Shift. 10:30 p.m., $20-$30,

EXPERIENCE: Feel the intensity of a historically black college or university’s football game during Drumline Live at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall. Created by the musical team behind the 2002 film Drumline and its subsequent TV show, Drumline: A New Beat, the performance features impressive step routines, electrifying drum cadences and more. Through Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., $24–$69,

Juicy J

Friday 27

DANCE: Kaskade won’t be “Fakin It” when he brings the noise to Omnia. Check out his 2016 “Beneath With Me” single—a collaboration with Deadmau5 and Skylar Grey—before you put a “Fire in Your New Shoes” on the Caesars Palace nightclub’s dance floor. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30,

HEAR: Juicy J brings to Brooklyn Bowl his Rubba Band Business tour, promoting his impending 2017 album of the same name. Catch the former Three 6 Mafia man at The Linq Promenade venue with on-the-rise-rapper Belly. 7:30 p.m., $30–$55,

TASTE: A wine tasting at a frat party? That’s exactly what’s going down at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino tonight when Rock ’n Roll Wine puts on its American Pie Frat Party at Vinyl. Sip on 30 varieties while enjoying tunes provided by Thomas Nicholas (a.k.a. Kevin from the frat-tastic film franchise) and his band. 8 p.m., $40–$50,

EXPERIENCE: If you’ve been missing Jay Leno from the late-night TV landscape, catch the comedian at The Mirage when he returns for another installment of the hotel’s Aces of Comedy series. 10 p.m., $65–$87,

Saturday 28

DANCE: DJ/production duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike may have fallen one spot in DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 DJs poll, but we’re thinking second place feels just as good for the 2015 champs. See what’s behind the hype at XS inside Encore. 10 p.m., $20–$30,

Go Betty Go

HEAR: L.A.-based Chicana punk rockers Go Betty Go play Beauty Bar with some local support from The Roxy Gunn Project, Kat Kalling and Pet Tigers. 8 p.m.,

TASTE: Raise a glass to Banger Brewing during the Downtown brewery’s Third Anniversary Party, featuring $3 beers and the release of its Golden Sours anniversary brew. noon–1 a.m.,

Sunday 29

DANCE: What do reggae-fusion act Sean Kingston, rapper Gucci Mane and electronic artist Dillon Francis have in common? All are featured on Party Favor’s Party and Destroy—not bad for a debut EP. Catch the EDM beatmeister at Hakkasan. 10:30 p.m., $20–$30,

HEAR: Experimental rock outfit Deerhunter brings gritty garage punk to The Bunkhouse Saloon tonight. Give its latest release, 2015’s critically acclaimed Fading Frontier, a spin before experiencing the band live at the Downtown joint. 9:30 p.m., $20,

Monday 30

DANCE: Fusing everything from hip-hop to house, reggae to rock and soul to funk, it’s obvious that DJ Ruckus truly embraces the open format. Feed your ears with his musical buffet at Marquee during the nightclub and dayclub’s six-year-anniversary bash. 10:30 p.m., $23–$32,

Tuesday 31

HEAR: If you dig the melodic rock from groups such as KISS and Pearl Jam, you’d probably also head-bang to post-grunge hard rockers Pop Evil. See them at House of Blues with openers Red Sun Rising and Badflower. 8 p.m., $20,

EXPERIENCE: Catch a buzz for under a buck at Beauty Bar’s recurring Nickel F***ing Beer Night promo. The featured beer might be the same, but the soundtrack is definitely diverse, with acts such as dance music producer Chris Lorenzo and hip-hop act Boogie Snacks. 9 p.m., $10,

Wednesday 1

HEAR: Punk rock Rat Pack tribute act Franks & Deans return to Double Down Saloon for another Weenie Roast. We’d like to request a scrappy rendition of Ol’ Blue Eyes’ “My Way.” 10 p.m.,